The second week of March will witness Andaman & Nicobar Command hosting a multinational mega event MILAN 2018.
MILAN is a congregation of littoral navies conducted biennially by Indian Navy at the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, under the aegis of the Andaman and Nicobar Command.
MILAN made modest beginnings more than two decades ago when it was first held in 1995. The first edition saw the participation of four littoral navies.
MILAN 2018 is being held at Port Blair from 06 March to 13 March 2018. With the underlying theme of 'Friendship Across the Seas', MILAN 2018 will witness a diverse mix of professional exercises and seminars, social events and sporting fixtures.
- The theme of this year’s MILAN International Maritime Seminar is ‘In Pursuit of Maritime Good Order - Need for Comprehensive Information Sharing Apparatus’.
- Lieutenant Governor-Admiral Devendra Kumar Joshi, Chief Secretary-Anindo Majumdar, IAS
- Andaman and Nicobar Islands Animal-Dugong, Bird-Andaman Wood Pigeon, Tree-Andaman Padauk